INDIANAPOLIS – Winning state championships is becoming an annual tradition for the Park Tudor High School boys basketball team. So is producing NCAA Division I-caliber players.
Park Tudor rode its latest Division I product, Trevon Bluiett, to its third state title in four years Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The 6-foot-6 Xavier recruit scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in helping the Panthers (24-4) to an 84-57 win over Westview in the Class 2A state basketball finals.
Bluiett’s 38 points set a Class 2A finals record for points scored, surpassing Tyler Koch’s 37-point effort for Winchester in 2008.
It was a bittersweet moment, Bluiett said. You’re happy you accomplished what you wanted to accomplish. But at the same time, it’s sad because that was the last time I stepped on the floor with these guys.
Westview (24-4) trailed 35-27 at halftime.
Westview was led by Chandler Aspy’s 19 points.
INDIANAPOLIS TECH 63, LAKE CENTRAL 59: The Titans ran out to a large lead night, then had to hang on in the fourth quarter to earn their first state championship.
A comeback fell short for Lake Central, which came back from more than 20 points down to pull within 62-59 with 14.9 seconds left. Kentucky recruit and Tech senior Trey Lyles iced the game with a free throw with 10.9 seconds to go.
The title is the first boys basketball title in 99 years of competition for Tech. Titans coach Jason Delaney also became the seventh coach in state history to win a state title with two different schools.
GREENSBURG 89, BOWMAN 76: Sean Sellers had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and Colin Rigney finished with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead the Pirates.
Greensburg (28-1), which won its second straight title, closed out the third quarter on an 8-0 run. They went on an 11-3 spurt in the fourth to take a 19-point lead.
Davon Dillard had 21 points and Austin Daniels added 14 for the Eagles (22-5), which had a chance at being the first team in Indiana to win a championship in three different classes.
MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 70, BARR-REEVE 66, OT: Ryan Fazekas had 34 points, 10 rebounds and set a Class A record with seven 3-pointers to lead the Blazers.
Richie Mitchell had 10 points and JoVonte Peals scored nine Marquette Catholic (20-6), which made its first state finals appearance.
Addison Wagler had 25 points and Micah Bullock added 23 for the Vikings (26-2), who have finished runner-up in each of program’s four state finals appearances.
Duncan Roy tied the game at 62 on a layup with 1:12 left in regulation before the Blazers opened overtime scoring with four straight on baskets by Malcolm Reed and Fazekas. Braxton Miller scored with 5.9 seconds left to give the Blazers a 68-64 lead.